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2023-2024 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
2023-2024 Cal State East Bay Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Japanese Language and Culture Minor

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Japan has one of the world’s largest economies, advanced technology in many areas, and exciting traditional and popular cultures that appeal to people from around the world. Experiencing Japanese culture and language skills are valuable assets in today’s global society. The MLL Japanese Language and Culture Studies minor prepares students for living and working within an intercultural society in industries such as business, government, medicine, education, tourism, journalism, and more.

All students taking a minor in Japanese language and culture are expected to complete a minimum of 15-23 units of coursework: 8-16 lower-division language courses (through intermediate level) and 7-9 upper-division elective units (see Minor Requirements for Japanese Language and Culture Studies).

Japanese Language and Culture Minor Requirements (15-23 units)


Students may be exempt from lower division courses. Students may challenge elementary and intermediate courses by exam. Students who test out of the lower division courses will be required to take a fourth upper division course to meet the 15 unit minimum for the minor.

NOTE: Minor students should take all courses for a letter grade.

Lower Division Core

The lower-division core consists of 0-16 units.  Students who are NOT exempt to demonstrate Intermeditate-level proficiency must take three (3) of the following courses for 12 units:

Upper Division Core

The upper-division core consists of 4 units.  Students must take one (1) of the following bilingual advanced language courses for 4 units:

Upper Division Elective(s)

All Japanese Language and Culture minor students who complete the lower and upper core requirements must choose at least one (1) elective course with MLL prefix for 3 units form below. Students who test out of some or all of the lower-division courses are required to take an additional 9 units of electives with MLL prefix from the list below to reach the minimum 15 units for the minor:

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Modern Languages and Literatures Courses

Department of Modern Languages and Literatures

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Modern Languages and Literatures

Modern Languages and Literatures: American Sign Language

Modern Languages and Literatures: Chinese

Modern Languages and Literatures: French

Modern Languages and Literatures: Japanese

Modern Languages and Literatures: Spanish

Modern Languages and Literatures: Spanish-American Literature and Culture

Modern Languages and Literatures: Spanish Peninsular Literature and Culture


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